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Mobile Development and $10 Million Dollars (USD)

The smartphone battle is heating up. With Nokia tossing ten million dollars into the battle in an effort to pull attention back to Nokia smartphones in North America. While the applications are to target people in North America, anyone from around the world seems able to participate.

Microsoft Live Spaces Bites The Dust

Is it an admission of defeat? I received an email from a friend that started with this question. He went on to comment on the irony of the changes being made by Microsoft in regard to their support of blogging software. He indicated how unbelievable the report from TechCrunch was on the topic of Microsoft dropping Live Spaces and shifting their blogs -- and nearly 30 million users -- to WordPress. What is ironic about this move is not just that Microsoft is shifting away from its own blogging software, but that Microsoft is moving to WordPress, an Open Source product that uses things like PHP and MySQL. Of course, the comments on the TechCrunch article are what make for interesting reading. The first comment by rbanffy sums it up nicely: "Windows Live Spaces running of GPL'ed Wordpress, on top of GPL'ed Linux, storing data on GPL'ed MySQL."

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Showcase

Codeguru is a part of the Internet.com network. One of the features of Internet.com is custom portals that have been created for public use. One that would be of interest to you if you are doing .NET development is the Visual Studio 2010 Showcase.

Free Windows Phone 7 Training

Microsoft is going out of their way to provide free Windows Phone 7 development training to get people to develop for the Windows Phone 7 devices that are going to be hitting the market in the next few months. The WP7 operating system has already hit manufacturing, so it is just a matter of time before the deluge of devices starts flowing.

"Technology Tops" Crossword: Time for a Break

Do you know the top software company? How about the number one technology company? What's the most popular programming language? These top technology topics are just a few of the answers needed for this "Tech Tops" crossword puzzle.

300,000 Downloads of Windows Phone 7 Tools

It has been just over 6 months since Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 7. According to Microsoft, in that short time, there have been over 300,000 downloads of the tools for Windows Phone development. A lot of developers are jumping at the chance to develop applications for the new platform.

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